Publishers warned on ebook prices

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Publishers warned on ebook prices

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:06 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17300074

Five US publishers are being threatened with legal action over the way they set prices for electronic books, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the five had conspired to raise the prices of ebooks.

Also included in the legal threat is electronics firm Apple because of its role in the way ebooks are priced.

The threat comes as the publishers negotiate with the DoJ about the pricing model for electronic books.

The five publishers are; Simon and Schuster, Hachette, the US arm of Penguin, Macmillan and HarperCollins Inc.
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Re: Publishers warned on ebook prices

Postby pip » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:22 pm

So e book users were being robbed . Shocking :lol: :lol:
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Re: Publishers warned on ebook prices

Postby chris.ph » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:27 pm

i wasnt, more like the other way around :lol: :lol:
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Re: Publishers warned on ebook prices

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:29 pm

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Re: Publishers warned on ebook prices

Postby chris.ph » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:38 pm

ssshhhh its a secret ;)
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Re: Publishers warned on ebook prices

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:24 pm

Well, when you are chargin the same for an ebook as a real book its no surprise people might be upset.
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Re: Publishers warned on ebook prices

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:26 am

Switzerland has taken action on the VAT charged on e books as the paper ones incurs none they pssed it must be the same for Ebooks, I don't think it will be much longer before the EU does the same. :)
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